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The Salt Lake Scene

Big Cottonwood Featured in Powder Magazine

The December 2011 issue of Powder Magazine featured an in-depth article about Salt Lake's Big Cottonwood Canyon, home to Brighton and Solitude ski resorts. Compared to the popularity of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the glories of Big Cottonwood are often overlooked - so it's nice to see Big Cottonwood get some attention in the ski world. It's not as steep and prolific as Little Cottonwood, but if you know the right spots, it can be epic.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="582" caption="Here's a shot of Carston Oliver on the now famous "Sendy Wendy" cliff. There are lots of opportunities to go big at Brighton Resort. Photo by Adam Clark."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="529" caption="Here's a shot of myself at Brighton by Steve Lloyd. This photo was taken on the last night of night-skiing last year. What's funny is that this cliff is normally pretty big, but with the 20 foot snow pack shown here, it became much smaller."][/caption]

Another shot of Carston by Steve Lloyd at one of our favorite backcountry zones outside of Brighton. If you look closely, you can see me lurking in the trees above the cliff.
Read more from Eric Balken at www.guttermeats.blogspot.com.